THOSE choosing to take in the reserve fixture between Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants before Saturday’s Super League game certainly got their money’s worth.

In the sweltering heat at Victoria Park, the two sides produced a high-octane encounter which saw more than 80 points scored as they eventually shared the spoils.

Seven tries each were scored as the teams played out a 42-42 draw, with highly-rated centre Arron Lindop touching down twice for The Wire.

Tom Whitehead, Aiden Doolan, Dylon Braddish, Nolan Tupaea and Jake Thewlis were also on the scoresheet for Ryan O’Brien’s men while Riley Dean booted six goals from as many attempts, with Lewis Hughes also adding a goal.

After they had managed to get themselves into a strong position with time running out, however, reserves head coach O’Brien was disappointed his side did not see the game through as late tries from Sam Halsall and Jonah Parsons allowed the visitors to leave with a draw.

“The scoreline is reflective of our performance and I think the hot weather played a part for both teams,” he said.

“We scored some decent tries and there was a big improvement in our discipline, physicality and work ethic off the ball.

“I don’t think that we managed the game particularly well and should have made some smarter decisions to see the game out after holding a 12-point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining.

“Our scrum and goal-line defence was extremely disappointing and we will be working hard to make us more resilient in those areas.”

The try to level the game was Parsons’ second for the Giants, for whom Darius Carter, Ben Dean, Ethane Wainwright and Oliver Whitford also touched down.

Warrington’s next reserve fixture is a trip to Castleford Tigers on Saturday, June 24.

Wolves: Lewis Hughes; Dylon Braddish, Jake Thewlis, Arron Lindop, Noah Booth; Toby Hughes, Riley Dean; Bobby Shingler, Aiden Doolan, Jamie Reddecliff, Stephen Antrobus, Nolan Tupaea, Tom Whitehead. Subs: Adam Whalley, Sam Marshall, Logan Raughter, Ashley Barnes